Everything you need to know about Counter Tables! – The Kitchen Furniture


Everything you need to know about Counter Tables!

As time passed, the dining table and chairs became a more prominent part of the kitchen, and eventually, counter height dining sets became a part of the main meal preparation counter space and an area for eating.

What is a counter table? A counter table is a type of dining set that has the height of a counter. It's seen in kitchens with its perfectly complimented by adjacent bar stools or kitchen chairs. This setup will also allow you to have a view of all your dishes before cooking or cleaning, making ingredients easier to manage.

Merax Counter Table Set - 5 pieces, counter height table plus counter stools

Counter height dining sets can be made up of tables and chairs with four legs, or they can be made up of tables and chairs with two or three legs.This 5-piece Counter Set by Merax is crafted with 100% premium rubberwood to last a long time.  This dining set comprises a table and four counter height stools, and a design that fits many types of décor.  CHECK TODAY'S PRICE!

What is the difference between a regular height dining table and a counter table? 

Counter height tables and chairs are smaller than regular dining tables and chairs. Typically, counter height tables and chairs have a smaller top than regular tables and chairs. It works both for functionality as well as for space conservation during meal prep.

A regular dining table is about 30 inches high, while counter height tables usually are about 36 inches high.

Riva Counter Table. Rectangular shape. Solid metal legs. Reinforcement cross stretcher(s) double as a footrest. Seats 4 comfortably. Color: Walnut. Style: Contemporary, Modern. Dimensions.

The minimalist modern look of the Riva Counter Table matches well with monochrome and or contemporary spaces. The tabletop of the high-quality walnut veneer gives it a durable, long-lasting finish. And the tabletop's high-gloss lacquer of the white version gives it a durable, long-lasting finish. 

Counter Height Dining Sets: Pros and Cons

Counter height dining sets are an excellent choice for you, but there are a few things to consider when making the decision yourself. Here are a few pro and con points to consider when choosing a counter height dining set.


-The counter table's main advantage is that it allows for more flexible use of the space it takes up. You can use it to serve a meal, a snack, or as a prep table. 

-Another advantage of a counter height dining set is its space-saving capabilities. Because there is less room needed for your legs when you use a counter table, it does not take up much space at all. It is beneficial in smaller kitchens. Adding leather chairs as the stylish Gianni Counter Stool from Nuevo Living will create an elegant contrast.

Gianni Counter Stool - Leather and Iron Legs 

– Creating a streamlined meal is made easier with this type of table, as it's pretty simple to see all the ingredients at once without having to lean over the table.

 -Another reason people prefer counter height tables is the ability to appreciate the view from a kitchen or dining area window. with the Merax Counter Table with four Cushioned Counter Chairs you will enjoy all night long dinners. CHECK TODAY'S PRICE!

Merax Counter table with four cushioned counter chairs

-Pets are also a reason! Consumers have noted that their dogs or other pets frequently roam around the dining table for food; the elevated height makes it more difficult for our furry friends to get an extra bite.  

-It can also be suitable for working from home.  The 36" height makes it convenient for individuals who enjoy taking intervals from working at the regular desk or dining table height and getting up for a few minutes.


-Comfort is a disadvantage. It is usually challenging to get up and down from it.  Guests with back problems may find these tables and chairs uncomfortably high. Regular-height tables allow you to put your feet on the ground, but counter-height tables do not.  The Rustic cottage style counter table from Ashely Signature offers a robust footrest for better comfort. CHECK TODAY'S PRICE! 

Counter Table with Footrest

-Small kids: seating smaller family members might be tricky at the table side when using a counter height set instead of a regular-sized dining room table.

-Size: a counter table may be small in length for those who need room for a larger party. This 6-piece Counter Height Table Set from Roundhill offers ample space for your family or friends. CHECK TODAY'S PRICE! 

6-piece counter dining set

You can also opt by the 9-piece Counter Height Table with Storage from Coaster Furniture. It is definitely an unique piece. CHECK TODAY'S PRICE!

9-piece counter height set


The benefits and drawbacks of a counter height table are entirely dependent on your preferences. Your way of living will also determine it. Finally, if you are confident in your purchase, you should acquire a counter height table. 

The wonderful thing about designing your house is that it is entirely up to you.  We hope you have enjoyed our article, and feel free to contact our team of experts at any time.

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